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|Popular Metalcore/Deathcore Bands Ranked 2|
This time it has TWO mathcore bands, not just one!
Considering only a bands metalcore/deathcore albums for the list.
|42||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
Too chaotic for my liking, it's rare I'll like chaotic metalcore. This has some neat stuff going on, but overall its not my thing.
|41||Attack Attack! (USA)|
Someday Came Suddenly
Attack Attack! gives 2010 - 2013 a bad name. They were popular at the time but I always only felt like they were a meme band, I couldn't understand how someone could genuinely listen to this for enjoyment, and still can't.
|40||The Red Chord|
Fed Through the Teeth Machine
Some people recommended this band in the previous ranking but I just can't with it. Suppose I just find it really monotone and lacking in variation, has one mode for the most part which is the groove type of rhythms and then the occasional blast beats. Doesn't do enough for me to place it any higher.
Destroy the Machines
This is just not my scene at all, totally before my time. They helped to create metalcore and made it into what it is today, I don't like the music though personally, again just too monotone and lacks variation.
|38||Poison the Well|
The Opposite of December
I don't like it, the attempts at melody are valiant but it's not sounding all that great, and the heavy sections are just really standard, monotone.
|37||Falling in Reverse|
The Drug in Me Is You
Ronnie Radke the band. I just don't like Ronnie's voice, it's irritating and annoying. Instrumentals are good in some parts I suppose.
|36||The Human Abstract|
The riff on Crossing the Rubicon is pretty catchy, and AngryJoeShow on youtube has it for his outro music for his videos, so pretty cool. Dont care about anything else though, really monotone lacking variation, all the sweeps giving me a headache.
|35||Escape the Fate|
Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
The Guillotine is cool I guess, other than that, it got Ronnie Radke again, so there goes any chance liking the vocals. I actually like some songs with their other vocalist.
It's cool, it's fun, dont feel like listening to it for a prolonged amount of time though. The nu metal flavor to this band is pretty cringe too.
|33||Funeral for a Friend|
Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
This is just.. fine, standard as standard post-hardcore/metalcore can get.
|32||All Shall Perish|
The Price of Existence
This is just super solid deathcore, nice riffs, and pretty fun. This is part of the ranking where I start liking the music.
A band that Finn McKenty likes that I also like, holy shit.
|30||Humanity's Last Breath|
Just a second-rate Vildhjarta really, if you like thall you'll like it.
Pretty solid, and has a lot of really visceral headbanging moments. But most songs become all too poppy for my liking most of the time.
|28||The Devil Wears Prada|
With Roots Above and Branches Below
I dont like old TDWP, but the new stuff is pretty solid. With more listens it could grow on me.
The Harvest Wombs
The only Fallujah album considered to be deathcore. Fallujah are one of my favorite bands but this kinda bores the piss outta me, we get it ur br00tal.
Old The Faceless I find pretty boring, some decent bits here and there but overall new stuff is way better. This just feels like tech death to me though, but most insist it's deathcore, go off I guess.
The Death of Me
Pretty solid modern band, overall I prefer when they go more melodic than heavy, like on Masochist.
|24||Of Mice and Men|
The Flood rules fucking hard. All their old stuff including Restoring Force I like honestly. The new stuff is pretty meh to me though, still enjoyable enough.
|23||I Set My Friends On Fire|
You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
I can tolerate this much more than Attack Attack! reminds me of Chunk! no, Captain Chunk! Just very very fun post-hardcore/metalcore.
|22||Job for a Cowboy|
Pretty heat, mosh-worthy grooves for sure.
|21||Thy Art Is Murder|
Have come around on this band, like them more than most of the "classic" 2000s deathcore bands. Great grooves and this REALLY makes me wanna bang my head.
The Way It Ends
The gold standard for modern metalcore is this I think, all is solid.
|19||Sleeping With Sirens|
Let's Cheers to This
What if Falling in Reverse was good? that'd be this band.
This vocalist really helps this band, if he wasnt there I dont think I'd be nearly as invested.
Without Misery Signals one of my favorite metalcore bands ERRA would likely not exist. Thankfully I like their music too.
Discovering the Waterfront
One of the better post-hardcore/metalcore bands I find to be super standard.
The Dark Pool
When I came around to listening to The Dark Pool I had already consumed a lot of metalcore bands that sound quite similar to it, so it diminished my enjoyment. Coming back to it, it does deserve merit.
|14||August Burns Red|
Not in love with them by any means, but I do think ABR is one of the most solid metalcore bands out there.
All's Well That Ends Well
Post-hardcore/metalcore on a win streak. Very great band with many enjoyable songs.
|12||Rings of Saturn|
Lugal Ki En
This is the type of wankery I like. Love the alien themes, production is pretty ass but I can see past it.
Marcus is one of the best modern metalcore vocalists. Old Northlane is pretty good too but over the years I have very much warmed up to the new stuff.
The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch
More of the wankery I enjoy. So much better than old The Faceless, the grooves are ungodly, this is just absolutely visceral and disgusting in the best way possible.
The Shape of Punk to Come
Awesome catchy tunes, and very influential.
Reckless and Relentless
Reckless and Relentless is such a fucking banger, no I will not take that back. These songs have just become a part of me, very odd thing to describe. If u know u know.
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
The best mathcore band, it's not close. Rolo Tomassi has made me feel things that no other band has made me feel before.
|6||After the Burial|
Lost in the goddamn mothafucking Static men m///
King of Everything
Jinjer are one of the most unique modern metalcore bands and no other band sounds quite like them, every album I love.
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Only took the plunge to listen to Zao for the first time recently, very much enjoy what I heard. Very very unique from other bands out there.
|3||Brand of Sacrifice|
One of the most consistently enjoyable deathcore bands I know. Every time I hear one of their songs I'm having an absolute blast doing so.
|2||Veil of Maya|
Periphery 2 (not the album), does that bother me? nope. Veil of Maya are a cut above every other modern metalcore band to me personally.
|1||Slice the Cake|
Odyssey to the West
This fucking album... and I have nothing else to say.
|Lmao dude why do you do this to yourself |
|why do you do the things you do|
|whose favorite mxc/dxc cuz both ur lists & their takes are whack lmfao|
|+ for the mid bands that are decent u don't even use their good albums yikes |
|are you mad about Dillinger most or is it another one|
|mad that nearly 50% of ur pie is prog |
|am I supposed to be hurt by that|
|this hurts me|
|another great list|
|why is an opinion hurting you, get your priorities straight|
|ill have you know my priorities are straight, and they place opinions on the internet in the highest of regards|
|I think maybe the placement of Human Abstract, Red Chord and The Faceless is most maddening to people, dunno for sure though|
|And then the 2010 - 2013 bands up high is gonna cause outrage too, I think most people getting mad where potentially born in the 80s or early 90s|
|Checked list #1 hoping to see Despised Icon- Ills of Modern Man there. If you do another installment you should definitely check it out. Aside from the really early I guess proto deathcore stuff that album is my favorite in the genre. Love that Rolo album |
|fix ur grammar fix ur ears delete ur account keep tryin|
|Johnny on fire lately.|
|41 is 1|
|Johnny do you even like metalcore is my question|
|This is not a formal essay, I do not have to have perfect fucking grammar on a post like this piss off|
|Note to self: core genres make everyone aggressive |
|Must be the roids|
|Also, the only 2 metalcore-ish bands that I can even stand aren't even on here, Burst and SikTh|
|My opinions are just really unpopular, if I'd do this for another genre I'm sure it'd spark the same amount of outrage|
|Aint no outrage here bro, just sullen disappointment|
|I like newer bands more than old and most people on this site have probably not listened to the new bands cause they where born in the 80s, or havent given the new bands enough of a fair chance. Whether its disappointment or rage, I knew this list wasnt going to satisfy most people; just being truthful to what I genuinely like and what I genuinely dislike.|
|> Must be the roids|
|"Some people recommended this band in the previous ranking but I just can't with it."|
missing a word, you just can't what?
"I'm sorry it's so ungodly boring."
the word ungodly is a poor choice to represent a quantification of the word boring
"I can't with this."
"Once again have nothing much good to say."
'nothing much good' reads very awkwardly
"The only song that's worth a second thought is The Devil in me is Reimagined"
do you mean the drug in me is reimagined? please proofread for clarity in future
"and AngryJoeShow on youtube has it for his outro music for his videos, so pretty cool."
this is not in fact 'pretty cool'
"so it's not gonna be so good"
again, weird choice of quantifier here for the word good at least in terms of sentence structure
"dont feel like listening"
"standard as standard post-hardcore/metalcore can get."
adding 'as' in front of this clause would improve readability
"This is just super solid deathcore, nice riffs, and pretty fun"
comma after riffs is unnecessary
"A band that Finn McKenty likes that I also like, holy shit."
"if you like thall"
i had to google this term and it appears to be a niche and unfunny meme, please try to write in a more professional manner
"I dont like old TDWP"
"this kinda bores the piss outta me"
refrain from using crass language or slang terms
"Old The Faceless is so fucking boring"
this is about the tenth time you've used the word boring, please try to expand your vocabulary for the sake of those reading
|"overall I prefer when they go more melodic on than heavy"|
either missing words or has one too many, please proofread your writing
"I can tolerate this much more than Attack Attack! reminds me of Chunk! no, Captain Chunk! Just very very fun post-hardcore/metalcore."
whole sentence is kinda weird - three separate clauses without connectors or full stops (exclamation marks in band names don't really count as a sentence-ending punctuation as it's part of a named item rather than a grammatical feature.) You also fail to capitalise one band name correctly.
"Pretty heat, mosh-worthy grooves for sure."
This is not a full sentence.
"all is solid."
reads awkwardly 
"What if Falling in Reverse was good? that'd be this band."
Capitalise 'That'd' as it starts a new sentence. Also an awkward contraction.
"if he wasnt there I dont think I'd be nearly as invested."
invested in what? feels awkward to end the sentence there.
"One of the better post-hardcore/metalcore bands I find to be super standard."
two separate clauses put together without a connector
"Very great band with many enjoyable songs."
'very great' is an awkward combination of words
"Lost in the goddamn mothafucking Static men m///"
addressing this kind of comment to only men feels slightly sexist, also unnecessary letter and punctuation at the end, and no sentence-ending punctuation.
"Jinjer are one of the most unique modern metalcore bands and no other band sounds quite like them, every album I love."
second half of the sentence is unnecessary when you already called them unique, also 'every album I love' should be 'I love every album'.
"Very very unique"
Unnecessary double word, also overuse of the word 'very' throughout the text.
"does that bother me? nope"
'nope' should be capitalised, it's a new sentence.
"This fucking album... and I have nothing else to say."
the 'and' is unnecessary here if you're trying to use the ellipsis for poetic effect.
Overall, grammatically I'm awarding you a D- for this work. You just about scrape past the failure mark overall, but there are some concerningly lax attitudes to grammatical convention displayed throughout. As for the content - F, see me after class.
|Good lord, lmao. Poor Tundra. |
|Demon of the Fall|
|well, at least 4, 7 & 9 are good!|
(presuming this is ranked, because I'm not actually reading any of it)
|nice list tundra, love slice the cake.|
|lmao sint u good?|
|Demon of the Fall|
|I would love a slice of cake|
|Shut up Sint no one cares|
|Demon of the Fall|
|I can't believe the guy bothered with all that. Boredom does funny things to people I guess|
|"And I have nothing else to say" is the last lyric in the Slice the Cake album. Please come back to this list when you've heard all the albums. Your input is not credible until then.|
|Thread reeks of farts n sharts!!!|
I need to check Slice the Cake I suppose. I know some of the early metalcore through like 2009 I guess but when it comes to newer shit I'm almost completely in the dark on it
|I did not care about correct grammar while making this. If I was writing a review things would be different, but this is not a review.|
|Tundra You're sloppy, slobbering on my dick|
January 10 09:03 AM • Remove
|Tundra I don't give a shit about your reviews so please don't give a shit about mine|
January 10 09:05 AM • Remove
|Instead of actively trying to trigger dudes you don’t know by posting bands they like and saying “lol sucks” in a list, why don’t you try to learn the history behind this music and how these bands helped shape your favorite bands before they were even thoughts in somebody’s head?|
|Putting BOS on 3 deserves some sloppy head|
Also, would Archspire be considered deathcore?
|Reckless & Relentless does whip |
|why is 9 here lmao|
but not a bad pick for #1
|but i just can't with it|
|"Instead of actively trying to trigger dudes you don’t know by posting bands they like and saying “lol sucks” in a list, why don’t you try to learn the history behind this music and how these bands helped shape your favorite bands before they were even thoughts in somebody’s head?"|
Not trying to trigger anyone really, just saying what I like/don't like and it's unpopular so it's gonna naturally trigger that way. The lower bands I dont like them so I dont have anything to say, they are all just monotone and boring me, that's it.
|it's "popular" now to shorten the title length, it was a bit long after all|
|"And then the 2010 - 2013 bands up high is gonna cause outrage too, I think most people getting mad where potentially born in the 80s or early 90s"|
also faceless started out playing on bills with pretty much every deathcore band on the past two lists, michael keene also produced most of the early eps/albums by bands like born of osiris, veil of maya, and some early tracks of suicide silence. saying faceless aren't deathcore is like saying deftones wasn't nu metal, they were if you followed the scene back the 90s. if you like mathcore don't sleep on red chords first album, still might not be your cup of tea if you cant stand dillinger tho
also if you want to ruffle even more feathers i'd suggest ranking : early cave-in, early mastodon, lamb of god*, botch, the chariot, norma jean, everytime i die, gaza, whitechapel, killswitch engage*, protest the hero*, rorschach, and underoath lmao [whoops, ones with * were mentioned in the first list i didnt do my homework]
|I will say The Faceless has the potential to go higher more than some other low ones because it's not as monotone. Still find it too chaotic right now though, time will tell if I can ever see past it.|
|they were surprisingly popular back in their day, pretty much every metal related concert i went to in the late 00s/early 2010s had faceless on the bill so seen them a bunch. i do understand the 'theyre tech death' argument buuut when i was posting on sputnik back in 2008 the elitist tech death fans were absolutely not having the faceless, and then they'd bash/demean anyone who dare posted them in a death metal list lol. annd 'chaotic' is kinda what set them apart from the other big bands like suicide silence/whitechapel/winds of plague, structurally they were all over the place and had tons of random solo-y shit going on. it's certainly not for everyone, my brother would look at your lower choices and flip out cause some of his favorite 00s bands are near the bottom[he was big on btbam at least but he's a huge thall head now].|
|it's pretty cool that they were so popular, I'm liking it more this time around, Leica got some nice hooky riffs|
|progressive technical deathcore I think they are|
|Yeah, it's just certain aspects of their grooves and riffs that put The Faceless in that core space. Kinda like early Wretched. Like they lean more toward death metal but they also have syncopated breakdowns that are decidedly not pure death metal in there. But anyways man, I would not wanna share the aux with you on a road trip.|
|I'd imagine that most people on this site would prefer to have this ranking be turned upside down, will never get the insane adoration for mathcore besides Rolo|
|Well yeah, Calculating is the best album here. Also, The Refused shouldn't even be on the list. What's metalcore or deathcore about them?|
|wow the aux with you on a road trip would be a torture chamber|
|listen to botch|
|He will obviously hate Botch|
|People would absolutely meet you on an even level if you articulated WHY you dislike mathcore bands like Dillinger et al. There's more of a discussion there and perhaps an understanding that all involved can reach.|
Like, 39, Earth Crisis, I'm 100% with you; I respect its position in metalcore's history, I understand it was influential, but the works it inspired so completely outclass it that it's hard to get into it. To your point, it's rather monotonous and plodding.
Apply that same energy to Dillinger and we're golden. I wouldn't say I'd agree with you whatsoever, but you'd get more of a positive reaction and come across less like you're trying to rustle feathers.
|41 is 1 (2)|
|28 is actually great... it's totally METALCORE. does a good job of it |
|and also dude, Funeral for a friend is so awesome... they're not metalcore. i would say listen to their album " Welcome Home Armageddon" |
it may change ur mind.
|Kudos on the Nr. 8 my dude. |
Apparently you and I share a lot of opinions on the bands that we both know lol
Then we're good dude.
You don't need to prove shit to people or go after anyone. Like what you like! Can't say I'll agree but I don't have an issue with it. I'm surrounded by people IRL who can't get into shit like Dillinger so it doesn't baffle me lol, just wanted to see you put in the legwork to explain.